Bradley Beal has to get up more than 11 shots for the Wizards to come from behind to beat quality teams like the Houston Rockets.
The Wizards signed Paul Pierce expecting him to be the closer that they'd lacked last season in the playoffs, but he's looking like a shell of himself as his body breaks down.
Marcin Gortat didn't remember the ball was coming to him out of a timeout, the latest flub for a team that has been more absent-minded in key defensive situations.
John Wall did most of the work himself vs. Houston, but it wasn't enough even though James Harden didn't have a monster game.
Whenever the Wizards have confusion or a major flub on a key defensive play down the stretch, the loss of Trevor Ariza, who they couldn't afford in free agency, is more glaring.